In 2017, our team completed a preliminary design report for the facility, which included a detailed conditions and capacity assessment, identification and prioritization of improvements and opinions on probable cost. In this phase, the design team also determined that the existing administration and laboratory space was about half the size that is typical and necessary for the number of staff and type of testing performed at the facility.
Following the completion of the preliminary design report, our team was selected to design the water treatment facility improvements identified in the study. This included increasing the facility’s capacity from a 20 to 26 million gallons per day (MGD), replacing existing equipment at the end of its useful life and bringing the facility into compliance with updated regulations. The improvements and design also considered an eventual expansion of the facility to 32 MGD.
Our team worked closely with the City and County of Broomfield to prepare construction plans and specifications. We also assisted in evaluating potential contractors for construction and contractor services when design was 30% complete, and prepared the necessary documentation to obtain all preconstruction-related permits and environmental compliance documents.
To provide the contractor with the ability to start elements of work early to meet the project timeline, our team prioritized the development of an early equipment procurement package and the filter building foundation.
Throughout the entire project, coordination of design and construction activities was critical to minimize the days the facility was offline and to see that these disruptions only occurred in the low-demand seasons.